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Harbours of the departing Elves

The sea-havens constructed by the Elves in Middle-earth, from which ships would bear them away across the Great Sea to the Blessed Realm. The greatest and most important of these was at Mithlond, the Grey Havens on the Gulf of Lhûn. It was at Mithlond that Gandalf had arrived in Middle-earth, and it was from the same haven that he and his companions would depart after the Fall of Sauron. There was another Elf-haven far to the south, at Edhellond on the Bay of Belfalas, but this seems to have fallen out of use about a thousand years before the War of the Ring.

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